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Monday, 11 June 2018

Saudi Arabia National Football Team History

The Saudi Arabia national football team (Arabic: المنتخب العربي السعودي لكرة القدم‎) represents Saudi Arabia in international football. The team's colours are green and white. Saudi Arabia are known as Al-Suqour (The Falcons), and Al-Akhdhar (The Green).


Though their soccer federation was established in 1956, the Saudi Arabia national team didn't take part in a championship before they qualified for its AFC Asian Cup in 1984, they won. They subsequently became one of Asia's most successful national teams, reaching the subsequent four consecutive Asian Cup finals and winning two of these (1988 and 1996). They have qualified for every Asian Cup because, but their best performance in that interval was reaching the final in 2007.

Saudi Arabia qualified for their first FIFA World Cup at 1994. Under the direction of Jorge Solari and also with talents like Saeed Al-Owairan and Sami Al-Jaber, bolstered by federal veteran Majed Abdullah as team captain, Saudi Arabia beat both Belgium and Morocco in the group stage before falling to Sweden from the Round of 16. Saudi Arabia qualified for another three World Cups, but did not win a group stage game in some of these. They failed to qualify for the 2010 and 2014 tournaments. Saudi Arabia secured qualification for the 2018 tournament, ahead of Australia.

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